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Why are we waiting?

Jane Ball Research Fellow, Employment Research, Brighton
Michelle Dixon Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs, RCN
Brian Dolan Nursing Research Fellow, King’s A&E Primary Care Service, London
Lynda Holt Nurse Consultant (Emergency Care), and Chair, RCN A&E Nursing Association
Rosie Wilkinson A&E Nursing Adviser, RCN

Jane Ball and colleagues report the findings of the recent RCN survey of trolley waits in A&E

Accident and emergency units are one of the key interfaces between patients and the health service. In addition, A&E units have to accommodate a diverse range of activity and face a considerable amount of uncertainty as to the demands that will be put upon them at any one time. They are therefore a logical place to begin to explore the perceptions of increased pressures on the whole of the NHS.

Emergency Nurse. 8, 1, 22-27. doi: 10.7748/en2000.

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